Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 2-Why I Chose This Title And Tagline

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Why I Chose This Title?

I chose my blog title, CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE  because it identifies who I am and what my site is about.

Why I Chose This Tagline?

This tagline states what I’m about and love to do. It’s that simple. I love my family, country living, writing poetry and the more comes what ever else I like to. If I put everything I loved to in my tagline it would be a long tagline. That’s why I chose this title and tagline.

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Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 1 – Who I Am And Why I’m Here

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Who I Am?

My name is Crystal Stewart and I’m from a very small town in Pennsylvania. I live way out in the country. So far out you’re through my town in a blink of an eye plus we have all kinds of animals visit us.

Why I’m here?

I’m here because I started blogging in January of 2017. My first site was WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and after blogging for 3 or 4 months, I had so much fun, I thought I would start a picture site since I like to take pictures. As it turns out, it’s been fun to do.

My  picture site is called CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . I have had fun with this site and would like to get a better theme for this site but all the picture themes seem to technical to understand.I’m also here because I want to get a better understanding of blogging. I hope to learn lots from taking the fundamentals of blogging.

Why am I blogging publicly instead of keeping a diary/journal?

Honestly, I do both. My diary/journal is short so I blog too.

What topics do I think I’ll write about ?

Anything that interests me and on my picture site, mostly pictures.

Who would you like to connect with via my blog?

I’ve had fun meeting people all over the world. People who like blogging as much as I do. Also, I want people to meet people who understand that even though I know my computer a little bit, I’m not up on the technical stuff and may need extra help and time.

If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what do you hope to accomplish?

I hope to accomplish a high quality blog with quality content for both of my sites and sites that will interest people and they’ll want to come back. Also, I want to get more traffic to my sites especially for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE, If I’m fortunate, I want to get lots of follows, likes, shares and reblogs. I know that will come in time. My main goals are to have high quality content, high quality blog and to find the right theme for my blogs. I think I’ve done that for one site but not for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I want something for pictures and blogging.

Suggestion To All Bloggers, Want To Be Bloggers And People Who Want To Blog Professionally:

Finally, I want to give a suggestion to those Beginner Bloggers, Want To Be Bloggers and People who will soon blogging professionally please if you really want to blog don’t do what I did and wait 6 or 7 months after you started blogging. Take blogging courses before you start blogging. True I’m still a beginner with both of my blogs but I still needed the courses.

100 Question Tag

 

                                           THIS IS GOING TO TAKE A WHILE.

 

 

Hello Everyone, Rose from A Sun On A Cloudy Day nominated Everyone to do this super fun tag.

1.) What’s your favorite season?

That would be either Spring or Summer.

2.) Grab the book nearest you, turn to page 18 , find line 4.

The  nearest book is my diary/journal. This is what page 18 line 4 says. then to Rite Aid then to Ponderosa to what… I told you it was Boring.

3.) Who was the last person you texted.

Don’t have a phone so I don’t text.

4.) Before you started this survey, what were you doing?

Sitting on the front porch with the Spiders and my parents.

5.9.)) What is the last thing you watched on tv?

Just started watching the Steelers vs. Indiana game. Depressing.☹☹

6.) Without looking, guess what time it is?

7:00

7.) Now look at the clock-what time is it?

7:48

8.) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

The commentators calling the  Steelers game.

9.) What’s your favorite month?

December. Mainly because my birthday is in December and that’s when Christ was            born too.

10.) Do you like fish?

Not really. Only certain kinds.

11.) Mac or PC?

PC. I’m on it now.

12.) Do you remember your dreams?

Sometimes. Usually I wake up before the end so I rarely know how they end.

13.) When did you last laugh?

Today. I try to laugh and/or chuckle daily. Smiling is contagious.

14.) Do you remember why/what at?

Like Rose , I think we’re talking about puppies.

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15.) Have you ever been to Canada?

The closest to Canada I ever got was that I went to Niagara Falls.

16.) Shoes, Socks or bare feet?

Depends.

17.) Do you wear perfume?

Occasionally

18.) What’s the last film you saw?

Not Sure. I haven’t seen a movie or film in years.

19.) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Ireland

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20.) If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

Good question. I think I’d put the money in my account wait then go from there.

21.) How many times a day do you check your e-mail?

Depends.

22.) What’s your favorite band?

Not sure

23.) Have you ever had surgery?

Yes.

24.) Do you enjoy school?

When I was in school many years ago, I hated school. Mostly because I was picked                on/bullied.

25.) What do you think of these questions so far?

Fun Fun Fun

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26.) Are you a righty or Lefty?

Righty

27.) Who made the last incoming call on your phone?

My younger sister, Angela

28.) What’s the last thing you downloaded on your computer?

Some images for this post.

29.) Last time you swam in a pool?

Last year on vacation.

30.) Type of music you dislike most?

Heavy Metal

31.) Are you listening to music right now?

NO

32.) What’s your favorite color?

Pastel colors and other colors.

33.) Is there anything your disappointed about?

Yes.

34.) What’s the last thing you bought?

Food from Omaha Steaks.

35.) Sun or Rain?

Sun

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36.) Would you rather go bungee jumping or sky diving?

Neither

37.) What’s your zodiac sign?

Sagittarius

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38.) What’s your hair color?

Red

39.) What quote do you live by?

Live one day at a time

40.) What’s your favorite zoo animal?

I have more than one favorite zoo animal. Below are my favorite animals.

 

 

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41.) Do you have a pet?

Yes. 1 cat.

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42.) What color are your eyes?

Blue

43.) Do you wear any jewelry 24/7?

Not anymore

44.) Do you turn the water off when you brush your teeth?

Sometimes.

45.) Do you know how to change your car’s oil?

No. Don’t have a car?

46.) Do you have any phobias?

Snakes and Bees.

47.) What’s your lucky number?

Don’t have one. But like 19.

48.) Have you ever eaten a crayon?

Not to my knowledge.

49.) Can you solve a rubix cube?

Yes. Solved it once and only once when I was a kid.

50.) What are you listening to right now?

AFV-America’s Funniest Home Videos.🙂🙂

51.) Do you like unicorns?

Yes.

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52.) Do you wear the hood on hoodies?

Sometimes. Usually when it’s cold out.

53.) Is the glass half full or half empty?

Half full

54.) What’s the farthest away place you’ve been?

Not sure.

55.) Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

Occasionally

56.) What’s your favorite radio station?

I like Sirius Satellite radio

57.) Are you allergic to anything?

Percocet, Darvocet and bees

58.) Were you named after anyone?

Yes. Got MOM’s middle name

59.) Do you wear glasses/contacts?

Yes. Mostly contacts but wear glasses sometimes.

60.) Have you ever walked out of a movie theater before the film was over?

No

61.) What’s your least favorite school subject?

Math- Yuck. I hated all subjects.

62.) Put your i-tunes Library on shuffle. What song comes up?

None since I don’t have I-tunes.

63.) Do you wear jeans or sweatpants more?

I would say it’s equal most of the time.

64.) Where in the world would you like to travel?

Ireland

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65.) Are you traveling anywhere soon?

Yes. In October planning on going to Treasure Lake in Dubois, PA

66.) Have you ever built an igloo?

Built one with my 2 sisters when we were kids.

67.) Best thing at Starbucks?

Don’t know. Never been to a Starbucks.

68.) Do you like watching scary movies?

No. I hate scary movies.

69. What’s the best thing about school?

Graduation

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70.) What were you doing last night at midnight?

Laying in bed awake

71.) What’s under your bed?

A bunch of stuff.

72.) How do you really feel about what you’re doing right now?

Good and not as hungry now that I had some popcorn.

73.) Think fast, What do you like right now?

Hot wings, Popcorn and Fudge. OK, I like my Hot Wings, Popcorn and Fudge.

74.) Are you sarcastic?

Sometimes.

75.) What time do you get up?

Depends on whether or not I’ve got something going on or not.

76.) What was the name of your pet?

Not Sure. I think it was either Cheekie or Tara not sure. Both mentioned are dogs.

77.) What color are your sheets?

Just changed them to paisley.

78.) How are you feeling right now?

Happy😀😀

79.) What was your favorite food as a child?

I had 3 favorite foods and still do. Hot Wings, Popcorn and Fudge.

80.) When did you get your first technological device(phone, digital camera,                  computer and etc…)?

I got my first computer for Christmas a few years ago and just upgraded to a digital           camera last year. The phone-well I still don’t have one.

81.) Can you whistle?

Not well

82.) Do you drink soda?

No. Don’t keep pop in the house.

83.) Have you read the Harry Potter Series?

No

84.) Can you drive a stick shift?

No. Don’t own a car.

85.) What’s your favorite candle scent?

Hot Fudge Sundae

86.) Have your pants ever fallen down in public?

No

87.) Do you sing in the shower?

No but sometimes hum in the shower.

88.) Can you speak another language?

Not really. I know very little Spanish

89.) Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?

No

90.) Dogs or Cats?

CATS

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91.) Do you make wishes at 11:11?

No. Didn’t know there was such a thing.

92.) What’s your favorite type of chapstick?

Any chapstick that’s on sale.

93.) Which came first the chicken or the egg?

The Chicken of course.

94.) What are you reading now?

I’m reading a book called Small Town Justice by Valerie Hansen.

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95.) Can you touch your nose with your tongue?

No

96.) Can you walk in heels?

Not any more

97.) How many rings before you answer the phone?

Depends. I check caller ID first before answering.

98.) Anything new and exciting you want to share?

This is my second time doing this tag since I have 2 sites and I still had fun with it.

99.) What’s most important in life?

Doing God’s will

100.) What inspires you?

Music, Books, Nature, the Bible, poetry and many other things.

 

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WIN A SIGNED GUITAR FROM LUKE BRYAN — WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)

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MAMA DEER AND HER 5 FAWNS: NATURE’S POETRY

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MAMA DEER AND HER 5 FAWNS.

 

The Unique Blogger Award

 

I wanted to send my gratitude to PENandPAPER who nominated everyone because every blogger is unique in their own way. PENandPAPER has helped me. If you want to meet this amazing blogger who has a great site and is helpful please click here . The link of the blogger that showed love to me for blogging is: THE UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD .

RULES FOR THE UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD: 

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you.
  2. Answer their questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  4. Ask them 3 questions.

QUESTIONS ASKED BY PENandPAPER:

  1. What is the inspiration behind your blog content?  When I started CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE, I started it because I like to take pictures  and sharing them gives me joy. I hope by sharing them on my post I want people to not just enjoy them but maybe they’ll find them interesting too. It’s like poetry through pictures. Doing a site with mostly pictures is tough but I enjoy it a lot. Through my pictures I hope to inspire people.
  2. What is your favorite time of the year and why? My favorite time of the year would be December 19th to December 25th.  My birthday is within this time period. Also, I have always loved Christmas not just for presents either, I like Christmas because that is when Christ was born.
  3. What is your favorite book and why? (Or movie if you don’t read) Like PENandPAPER my favorite book is the Bible too.

However in worldly books I like all mystery/suspense books. 

MY NOMINEES ARE:

I follow several good blogs so I just can’t choose 8-13 blogs so after seeing that PENandPAPER nominated Everyone because everyone’s blog is unique in their own way and after thinking it over, I have decided to do the same thing and I nominate EVERYONE

MY 3 QUESTIONS TO ALL OF MY NOMINEES ARE: 

  1. What is the inspiration behind starting your blog(s) and Why?
  2. What was or is your favorite class in school?
  3. What is your job,  do you like it and What do you like best about your job?

 

PENandPAPER THANKS SO MUCH for nominating my blog. This really means a lot to me.

The Star Blogger Award Nominations

Hello my friends, I am thrilled to announce that I am among the top 10 nominees for the Star Blogger Award. How To Addict wanted to recognize interest and unique blogs. 

I mentioned previously I was up for The Star Blogger Award. I really need your help if I am to win The Star Blogger Award. My OTHER blog  WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) is up for consideration to win this award. I would consider it an honor and a privilege to win this award. However, to win this award I need your votes. You can vote for me at: The Star Blogger Award Nominations . 

My blog nomination is under Daisy Mae. Winning this award would mean a lot to me.

🙂THANK IN ADVANCE FOR VOTING FOR ME. THANKS AGAIN MY FRIENDS.🙂

My 2nd LIEBSTER Award

 

I am deeply honored to accept the LIEBSTER Award. This is a pleasant surprise. I would like to THANK PENandPAPER for nominating me for the LIEBSTER Award. I think you should check this site out. I think you’ll like it, I did.

RULES FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you, also try to give a little promotion of their blog.
  2. Give 10 fun facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 5-11 other bloggers.

FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. I love cats
  2. I Love Hot Wings
  3. I hate snakes
  4. I like entering contests
  5. I love shopping
  6. I like flowers
  7. I love jewelry
  8. I love corn on the cob
  9. I love stuffed animals
  10. I like to collect things

MY NOMINEES ARE:

EVERYONE.  🙂🙂🙂🙂

THANKS AGAIN PENandPAPER.

 

 

Don’t Abuse Or Neglect Animals

When we go to the zoo we go for entertainment not education but think of what we could learn from the animals at the zoo. Animals are great teachers. They can teach us a lot. What can animals teach us you ask? In my opinion, animals can teach us a lot. Animals can teach us how to:

  1. Take care of our kids.
  2. How animals and people should be treated.
  3. Animals gestures teach us not to take things for granted.
  4. Animals teach us they are not dumb.

These are only a few things animals teach us, so pay attention to the lesson there trying to teach us.

I mentioned animals can teach us a lot and taking care of their babies is one thing they excel at. Very rarely does an animal reject its baby. Animals are usually pretty loving to their babies and takes care of them very well.

Yes, I feel animals can teach us how they should be treated as well as people just by their expressions and gestures.

Animals have different expressions and gestures but be very careful because a caged up animal can turn on you at any second because their not tame. This teaches not to take animals for granted.

Animals aren’t dumb not by a long shot. In my opinion, a lot of animals are smarter than some people. Yes, we’ve all met animals and we’ve all met people. The verdict is usually the same. Animals come out smarter most of the time.

Please Don’t Abuse Or Neglect Animals!

Some animals are to be loving and stress-free pets. Other animals live in the wild. Either way, Don’t abuse or neglect them!

 

I’m including some links for abused and neglected animals if you want to  read further.

Animal Abuse and Neglect:Humane Society of the…Animal Neglect Facts: Animal Defense FundUnderstanding the Link Between Animal Abuse and Family and if you want to choose your link, you can go to Animal Abuse and Neglect(bing.com)

Article By: Crystal Stewart

Photo Credit for Kentucky Zoo Pictures: Eyth Family

Photo Credit for Bobcat Picture: Sedon Family

Photo Credit for Baby Ducky Picture: Eyth Family

Photo Credit for Bear Picture: Moultrie Game Camera

Photo Credit for both Cat Pictures: Crystal Stewart

 

 

 

 

My First LIEBSTER Award!

 

liebster_eng THANK YOU daisymae2017 for nominating me for the LIEBSTER Award. The LIEBSTER Award is a way for new bloggers to get to know each other. This is an honor and privilege to accept this Award.

There are a few rules to follow:

  1. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has asked you.
  2. Nominate 11 other bloggers(with under 200 followers).
  3. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  4. Let them know you nominated them.

The answers to the 11 questions daisymae2017 gave me are:

  1. What is your job? I’m unemployed currently but previously worked as a Sales Associate/Cashier at Bon-Ton for 18 years.
  2. What kind of pet(s) do you own? 1 cat.
  3. What was your favorite class in school? Didn’t have any unless you count recess.
  4. Where do you want to be in 5 years? I want to be a Supervisor or Manager some place close to home.
  5. What is your favorite extracurricular activity? I like writing poems, taking pictures, cross-stitching and checking for pictures from our game camera.
  6. Give me 5 pieces of advice to increase traffic on my blogs?  Take advantage of blog hops, comment on other blogs, Follow other blogs, Post often and Visit several blogs.
  7. What would you like to tell me about yourself, in order to be friends? I like to take pictures, I like cats, I like writing poems, I like blogging and I like making new friends.
  8. Where do you live and do you like it and What about where you live do you like best? I live in a very small town in Pennsylvania. I love it. I love living in the country and seeing and getting pictures of all the animals.
  9. Who is my unsung heroes. That’s easy-my parents.
  10. Anything you want to share with your fellow bloggers about your life? I love cats and like most animals. Hate snakes. I like blogging.
  11. If you were unemployed, how would you react and what would you do? I would be upset I lost my job for a while then I would apply for my job benefits and start looking for another job.

My nominees for the LIEBSTER Award are:

  1. Creative Thinking Well
  2. winter 365
  3. thecomplaint08
  4. Abby’s Apparel
  5. Purrs Full of Love
  6. bibalonBijoje
  7. Emanuela Ernest
  8. littlesilverhedgehog
  9. Brian’s Home
  10. Dear Anita/ Dear Cassie
  11. SEO

My 11 questions to my nominees are:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What are your goals?
  3. Where do you want to be in 10 years?
  4. Where do you live and what do you like about?
  5. Give me 5 pieces of advice to increase traffic on my blogs?
  6. Who is your unsung hero(s)?
  7. What would you like to tell me about yourself, in order to be friends?
  8. What do you like best about your job?
  9. Do you have any pets if so what are they?
  10. When were you born?
  11. What’s your favorite month and day and Why?

Our Night Time Visitor

The other night we had something exciting happen again. A bear came into our backyard. We think he may have even laid down in our daisies around that are around are back deck. As you see in the picture, he went to our salt lick then walked toward the camera. My neighbor saw his paw prints in the grass and measured them. The paw prints measured 1 inches long and 8 inches wide. I know to some that seeing a bear in your backyard  doesn’t seem exciting but it is for us. Then to know he laid down in our daisies by our deck. Wish I would have had a game camera mounted on the deck facing the backyard. Still got pictures of the bear though.

Below are pictures of the bear that visited us. Also, there are pictures where “Big Daddy” Bear laid.

*Please Note: The AM Should Be PM On The Picture.*

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WHERE “BIG DADDY” BEAR LAID.

 

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“BIG DADDY” BEAR WALKING TOWARD THE CAMERA FOR HIS CLOSE UP.
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“BIG DADDY” BEAR AT THE SALT LICK GETTING HIS BEDTIME SNACK.

ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

one-lovely-blog-awardI am excited, honored and happy to announce that DAISYMAE2017 for nominating me for the ONE LOVELY BLOGGER AWARD. This is really an honor. If anyone would like to check Daisy Mae 2017’s blog out her blog link is: WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). It’s a great site.

Thanks daisymae2017!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Display the award on your post.
  4. List 7 facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and
  6. Comment on one of their posts to let them know you nominated them.

7 Facts About Myself:

  • I love cats,dogs and most other animals.
  • I hate snakes.
  • I have 2 college degrees
  • I still have my wisdom teeth
  • I love meeting new people
  • I was bullied when I was in Elementary and High School
  • I was told I would never be able to go to college.

The 15 people I would Like to nominate are:

It was so hard to pick 15 nominees. Sorry everyone,  but I went over 15 nominees. Everybody’s blog I follow is good. It was hard to pick.

  1. onespoiledcat
  2. RoseyToesSews
  3. Sweta Ojha
  4. Tapasi
  5. Natascha + Murli
  6. 15andmeowing
  7. Anita Cheng-CATS AND LIFE
  8. Rasma R
  9. xKickz
  10. cseveneaj
  11. bellis731
  12. yassy
  13. AprilEsutton
  14. DOODLINGPANDA
  15. Luanne
  16. Keith Garrett Poetry
  17. rattiesforeverworldpresscom
  18. Terre Pruitt’s Blog
  19. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT.